Goth on a budget: 4 easy ways to do it

So if you like to dress Goth, you’ll of noticed it can be very expensive. Especially the big items like a decent pair of boots, or a coat that matches your dark desires. Now we all know you don’t necessarily need to dress to the nines to be Goth. But it’s nice to have a little bit of a spend on some decent gear every now and then. But that can’t be done consistently unless your Richard branson or any other millionaire. However, if you’re still waiting for your Lotto numbers to come up. Don’t get all Cinderella about it. There’s plenty of ways to Goth on a budget, by shopping outside of the box, and making some simple customisations to everyday pieces of clothing.

In This article I’m going to give you four tips I’ve learnt about how to get Goth on a budget, with these four tips, you can save serious money.

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Goth on a budget with these four tips.

#1 Look out for freebies

Firstly allways do this, who doesn’t like free stuff? Also many online retailers offer sale items on the cheap, and sometimes run special offers for signing up to their mailing lists or back-linking to their site from your own website or blog.

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#2 High street shopping

If you’ve never been to a charity shop, why? The places are everywhere and they’re cheap. You can get some good quality stuff in those little treasure troves. Deffinetly worth checking out.

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Look out for big items such as boots and coats particularly, and also, look at military surplus stores for the same. Particularly for long woollen coats and army-style boots. 

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#3 Customise!

There is an absolute fucktonne of different ways to customise items of clothing to Goth them up a bit. such as by investing in some black clothes dye to revive or re-colour worn out jeans, or simply ripping up your old jeans that are already starting to fall apart at the knees.

Badges, large safety pins and iron-on patches can all help to cover flaws in clothes and add a bit of depth and interest to your look. As can fabric pens and decals that will allow you to design your own one of a kind items for just a few quid too. 

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Use old clothes as patches, like an old and tired tartan shirt, rip it up and sow it on to some jeans. 

Lace borders can be hand-sewn onto even the plainest of tops or skirts with ease, turning a plain black shirt into a Victoriana-style delight.

#4 Market Barter

Market stalls, small independent shops and the like will be no stranger to people bartering for their wares. So it’s worth a try, even if you get knocked back. Larger stores and big brands are unlikely to give you anything, but smaller shops may well knock a couple of quid off or throw in the odd freebie now and then. So don’t be afraid to ask.

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